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Kerrie Horan

Engineer - Process

Intel

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Kerrie Horan

A day for a Process Engineer at Intel can range from spending all day in what we call our 'bunny suits' or space suits as most people would recognise them as or a day of juggling meetings with working on long term projects that have a quality improvement for your product or have a cost saving for the factory. The key thing is to be adaptable, be organised and be able to communicate your plans clearly and concisely. You will be your own boss in many instances as an engineer and it is up to you to get the job done and do it well, while at the same time meeting goals and challenges that are set for the factory.

The great thing about a process engineer at Intel is that much or your work can be done remotely, which means you don't have to sit at your desk all day allowing you to get in to the machines and get stuck in. One should also be aware that you will be continuously learning in this sort of environment. Because our technology is so up to date we are always making changes to make this possible. Our products will range from mobile phone chips to top of the range computer chips so we need to be able to make changes to meet the demands of what the market is looking for.

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Beauty Therapy (1 or 2 year)

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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

A 2 year full time course leading to internationally recognised qualifications which allow graduates to work anywhere in the world. This is a very intensive course and requires a high level of commitment with strict attendance policies, set down by international examining bodies.

Case studies are required by each examining body as well as projects and assignments for ITEC, FETAC and CIDESCO and these must be completed in the learners own time. Learners are trained in the use of Declor and Dermalogica products and also have the option of availing of short courses during the year such as gel nails, spray tanning, advanced waxing and hot stone massage, depending on level of interest and demand.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Skincare and Eye treatments
Manicure and Pedicure
Make-up
Waxing
Facial Electrical Treatments
Occupational First Aid
Science
Anatomy and Physiology

Year 2:
Swedish Massage
Figure Diagnosis
Body Electrical Treatments
Electrolysis - Blend and Diathermy
Anatomy and Physiology
Work Experience / Student Salon
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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